Beining leads immersive and interactive media efforts for research, education and community service. He is also the founder and director of the world’s first fulldome festival, DomeFest. Recent projects include:
“Digital Dialectic,” an NEH-funded project in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, which resulted in an immersive and interactive expression of a large-format buon fresco located in the NHCC’s ‘Torreon,’ a four-story tall tower encasing the cylindrical artwork.
“Advanced Training for Immersive Media,” a DOD-funded project in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts, to educate students and seek innovations in producing interactive, near photorealistic immersive experiences.
“Creating [for] Novel Displays,” a new course based on projection mapping designed and co-taught with ARTS Lab director Tim Castillo. The interdisciplinary course is cross-listed in Architecture and the Interdisciplinary Film + Digital Media Program.
“A Consortium for Fulldome,” an NSF-funded project in partnership with the Santa Fe Complex, to create a single-machine solution to multi-channel projection installations.
Beining serves on juries and committees at numerous organizations and events.